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Poster: Bear in 29206 Date: Sep 8, 2006 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Not Always the Problem

And it's why I always love the between years -- 72-74 -- when there was only one. Jazzier, more touch, feeling, you name it, a different and cooler feel.

Don't get me wrong. When two drummers are in synch, the power and drive can be awesome. But, when the Boy's started making everything slower (post 85 and beyond) the drums seemed to double time to fill the space and the percussion became overpowering.

Thoughts?

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 8, 2006 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Not Always the Problem

My brother used to say he stopped going to shows when you couldn't hear the guitars anymore. I think that's what you mean. The guitar wars between Bob and Jerry were too low in the live mix and percussion took over the live sound. Do you remember cupping your ears to hear Bob's chords?Compare China-Riders from different eras for the clearest example of this development. Although, I don't think the sbds illustrate this as well as 'being there' did.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 8, 2006 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Not Always the Problem

Just to add, I always felt, and others too, that the addition of the "mandatory" drum solo, that came in I would say late 78 - early 79, meaning that DRUMS became a regular fixture in the set list - this forever changed the whole nature of the second set. It seems after that, you got 4 or 5 songs then right to drums/space, always, often great don't get me wrong, but still it seemed to sometimes break up the bands flow. Too predicable at times....

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Poster: ReddyKillowatt Date: Sep 8, 2006 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Not Always the Problem

jerry was never the problem

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 8, 2006 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Not Always the Problem

NFA also had far more guitar action in it's early years...

and yes, drums and space was always coming.

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